Copy File Path to Clipboard

April 13, 2008 – 2:31 pm by Gabe Anderson | 2 Comments

Let’s say you’re sending an email via your Gmail or other Web email account and want to attach a file. Or maybe you’re uploading a file to your blog or just about any other Web-based application, but you’d rather not bother with that annoying Browse button since you’re already looking at the file on your desktop or in an open window. What do you do? Unless you’re using Outlook and can simply drag ‘n drop the file into your email message, it can be a pain to get a file into a Web email or Web app.

Enter a super-simple utility that will make this process really easy: ClipboardPath. Just download and install it, and then you’ll be able to right-click on any file to Copy Path to Clipboard:

Copy Path to Clipboard

…then simply press control-V to paste your file into your Web-based email attachment field, WordPress file upload field, or whatever Web application you’re using:

Control-V to paste

If there’s a field with a browse button, you can kiss that browse button goodbye.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Copy File Path to Clipboard”

  2. Gabe,
    Is there an equivalent copy path for us Mac users?


    By Matt Kopans on Apr 14, 2008

  3. Hey Matt-

    This is probably the best way that I can suggest off-hand:

    * Open Terminal
    * Drag the file into the Terminal window (full path with file name will display)
    * Copy the file path/file name from Terminal

    You could keep Terminal open and hidden or minimized for easy access to it.

    By gabe on Apr 15, 2008

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